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Tag: water supply
November 27, 2013 2:51 PM
Slowly but surely It's not easy to drill a 915-foot hole – it takes weeks of cold, wet, muddy work. "You have to go slow to get it straight," says Madison Water Utility design and construction engineer Dennis Cawley. "You don't drill rock out fast." The slow process is almost … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: Madison Water Utility, new well, projects, southeast, sustainability, water supply, well 31
December 16, 2013 2:47 PM
The breaks begin It's Friday morning in Madison, and the rush to work is underway. But on the city's southeast side, five co-workers have already been on the job for hours, dealing with a stream of water pouring down otherwise-frozen Buckeye Road. It's the city's 18th water main break … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: clean water, main breaks, operations center, southeast, water quality, water supply
February 25, 2014 11:26 AM
"A huge impact" Every single water customer pays it, but you won't see it on a bill. It's called PILOT, or "Payment in Lieu of Taxes," and the charge comprises about 16% of a customer's water payment each billing cycle. "We really need to start talking about this, because it's … [read more]
Label: Sustainability
Tags: Common Council, main breaks, projects, Water Board, water quality, water supply
March 6, 2014 3:30 PM
  In harm's way It was another brutally cold February night, and Jim Garde's back was turned to traffic along South Stoughton Rd. as he worked on Madison Water Utility's 144th main break of the year. He didn't see the car that was careening toward him, past orange cones, barriers and … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: customer service, frozen pipes, main breaks, safety, water supply
March 24, 2014 8:45 AM
"Ominous trend" More than two weeks after the last major snowfall in Madison, tiny white crystals still dot University Avenue -- remnants of 140 tons of road salt dumped on the two mile-long stretch between Segoe Rd. and Allen Blvd. over the winter. By summer, it will all be gone. But … [read more]
Label: Sustainability
Tags: clean water, conservation, Madison Water Utility, sustainability, water supply, West Madison
May 16, 2014 11:57 AM
(Fire scene photos courtesy: Madison Fire Dept.) The call It was just after dawn on a frigid Tuesday morning in January when Madison Water Utility employee Eric Cooper got a call from the fire department. "They said, 'We need as much water as possible,'" he recalls.  Fire … [read more]
Label: Serving the Community
Tags: fire protection, safety, water supply

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